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LP (Item 2237) Tico, 1967 — Condition: Very Good

Nothing slow and sticky here – because Eddie Palmieri is really hitting his groove by this point in his career – soaring along in a dark blend of jazz and Latin elements, with a fair bit more complicated modes than most of his contemporaries! There's a sophistication here that's really wonderful – and light years ahead of Eddie's albums of a few years before. Yet the album's never too bogged down in its own importance that it fails to groove – as most of the numbers here are killer groovers that burst out with raw energy that's perfect for a Latin dancefloor! Barry Rogers and Jose Rodrigues play twin trombones, Manny Oquendo is on timbales, and George Castro plays flute – but Eddie's really the star of the set with his incredibly bold lines on piano! Vocals are by Ismael Quintana, and titles include "Melao Para El Sapo", "You're Gonna Hear From Me", "Tirandote Flores", "Campesino", "Bombonsito de Pozo", and "Carnaval en Camaguey".  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Original stereo pressing. Cover has a split top seam, some surface wear, and a light stain on the spine.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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